Thinking of going Paleo? Read this first!


The Paleo diet is one of the most popular diets, and has been for quite a few years.  In case you don’t know exactly what you can and can’t eat on the Paleo diet, here is a handy chart:     But a recent study published in Nature Journal Nutrition and Diabetes, has revealed following a…

To carb or not to carb, that is the question


  There is no bigger issue for gluten free and gluten eating dieters alike; whether or not to stop eating carbs.  The answer is not a simple one.  It all comes down to portion control. Low carb diets such as Atkins, and the South Beach diet focus on eating high protein and fat,  and low…

My gluten free weight loss journey, week 4


  I have to confess, I have gotten a bit lax with my eating habits this week.  My weight is holding steady for now. We got a digital scale, only to find it was 5.5 pounds too heavy.  We tested a container of 20-pound cat litter to see if it was accurate.  I thought a…

Easy crockpot red wine glazed lamb chops


I’m a big fan of crockpot cooking, especially when the outside temperature is over 90 degrees. This recipe for red wine glazed lamb chops only requires a few ingredients and is really easy to put together.  Here is my simplified version. I do not brown the chops, or cook down the wine glaze.  This cuts time…

Chocolate sunbutter overnight oats and easy ways to cut portions


As my gluten free weight loss journey continues, I have found some easy ways to cut portions, as well as carbs.  One way to cut carbs and increase fiber and protein is to eat oatmeal for breakfast, instead of toast. If you have heart disease, like my hubby, it’s important to manage your weight and…

My gluten free weight loss journey, week 3


  This week, my weight held steady.  I am happy that I did not gain, but I need to start focusing on portion sizes by weighing and measuring each portion. If you want to lose weight, especially on Weight Watchers™, you have to weigh and measure everything you consume. I am also going to get…

Bacon and Shrimp stuffed sweet potatoes


  If you are trying to lose weight like I am, you want to eat more complex carbohydrates. Sweet potatoes are not only good for you, but they fill you up too.  Don’t know about sweet potatoes?  Here are some interesting dietary facts. This is a really easy recipe and delicious too.  You can find…

Easy crockpot Lo Mein


  If you are gluten free,  Chinese food is something you will have to give up.  It’s not easy to replicate either. This recipe is not exactly like the takeout Chinese food you remember, but it’s pretty tasty, and relatively healthy.  It’s easy to put together and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients.  Here’s my…

My gluten free weight loss journey week 2


  This past week was a real challenge for me.  We had company over last weekend, and I over ate.  We had pasta, one of my most challenging foods.  I took way too much.  I gained back 2 pounds. Weight loss is a journey, but it can be really discouraging when you gain weight back….

Be our guest! Entertaining when you’re gluten free


  We had friends over for dinner this past weekend.  When you’re gluten free with multiple food issues, this could present a problem.  But it doesn’t have to. So what do you do when the people you are entertaining want to eat “real” food?  Here are some tips for a smooth and pleasant experience. Be…